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Ep 083: Calling vs. Drive

Welcome to Episode 83 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!
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Today we will be digging deeper into this thought: God will give me far more than I could ever chase down on my own.

Takeaways from this episode…

Ministry can often feel like a chase.

God is going to give us opportunities far bigger than we could ever manipulate on my own.

“John replied, ‘No one can receive anything unless God gives it from heaven.’” -John 3:27

Where can ambition go wrong?
When we forget when we are called by God.

If God has called us, we should be confident in our calling.
There is a difference between people who are driven and people who are called. 

Driven people are gratified by accomplishments. 
Driven people pursue expansion. 
Driven people are rarely satisfied. Driven people have limited regard for integrity. 
Shortcuts become normal. 
They are abnormally busy. 
They are quick to anger. 
They are anxious and have heavy hearts.

Called people find their satisfaction in the reality that if God has called them, He will use them. 
They are not stuck in a heart of dissatisfaction. 

What you accomplish does not equal your value.

God is not a means to an end.
One of the greatest questions a leader can ask themselves is, “why do I feel this way?”

Quotes from this episode:

“God will give me far more than I could ever chase down on my own.” -Joshua Gagnon

“I don’t need to take every opportunity to try to be known or know people who are known.” -Joshua Gagnon

“Your talent can take you further than your character can sustain you.” -Joshua Gagnon

“When you are called by God, God will pave the way for your calling.” -Joshua Gagnon

“I don’t need to force my hand, but I can trust in His.” -Joshua Gagnon

“You’re going to learn very little from someone 40 steps ahead of you.” -Joshua Gagnon

“When God gives it to you, you’re not afraid to lose it.” -Joshua Gagnon